Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that Igor was moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 kph). The center of the storm is expected to pass south of the Cape Verde Islands by Thursday.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the southern Cape Verde Islands.
Some slow strengthening is expected over the next two days.
Published at 12:32 PM EDT on Sep 8, 2010 | Updated at 12:45 PM EDT on Sep 8, 2010